Assemblyman Rich DeLong

Minority Whip
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2023 (first elected November 2022)—one regular session and two special sessions
  • 2023 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Legislative Operations and Elections; Natural Resources

Other Public Service

  • American Exploration & Mining Association, President, 2012
  • Geological Society of Nevada, President, 1997-1998
  • Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources, Chairman, 2005-2021

Other Achievements

  • Completed the Chicago Marathon, 1994
  • Former Nevada Certified Environmental Manager
  • Founded and operated a successful small business employing up to 20 people
  • Recognized expert in the permitting of mining operations


  • American Exploration & Mining Association, 1994-current
  • Geological Society of Nevada, 1994-current
  • Mining & Metallurgical Society of America, 2014-current
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 1980-current


  • California State University, Chico, B.A., Geology
  • University of Idaho, M.S., Resource Management
  • University of Idaho, M.S., Geology


Occupation: Geologist, Environmental Consultant
Recreation: Golf, Mineral Collecting, Hiking
Born: 1957, Los Angeles, California
Spouse: Julie McMillin
Children: Jamie, Caroline, Anna, Patty

Primary Sponsor

AJR2 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise certain procedures relating to proposed amendments to the Nevada Constitution. (BDR C-851)
AB89 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-510)
AB91 Revises provisions governing water. (BDR 48-696)
AB191 Revises provisions relating to water conservation. (BDR 48-697)
SB220 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program. (BDR 34-99)
AB234 Makes revisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-61)
AB353 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 18-930)


AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
AJR4 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. (BDR C-739)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
AB158 Revises provisions relating to emergency medical services. (BDR 40-511)
AB159 Revises provisions relating to cruelty to animals. (BDR 16-71)
AB173 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-735)
AB177 Revises provisions governing parcel datasets. (BDR 20-715)
AB178 Revises provisions governing emergency medical services. (BDR 40-730)
AB194 Revises provisions governing the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-199)
AB205 Establishes the Nevada Child Adoption Grant Program. (BDR 11-733)
AB277 Establishes provisions governing rural emergency hospitals. (BDR 40-637)
AB287 Provides that peace officers are immune from civil liability under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-1009)
AB307 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-664)
AB314 Revises provisions governing the regulation of home-based businesses by counties, cities and towns. (BDR 20-772)
AB320 Establishes provisions relating to Internet privacy. (BDR 52-589)
AB326 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
AB358 Revises provisions governing emergency medical services. (BDR 40-859)
AB374 Revises provisions governing athletics in schools, the Nevada System of Higher Education and organizations for youth sports. (BDR 34-718)
SB377 Requires the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of certain costs and expenses associated with opioid-related litigation. (BDR S-757)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to the payment of certain fees for legal services. (BDR S-667)
AB429 Revises provisions relating to aviation. (BDR 18-716)
AB529 Revises provisions relating to the compensation of certain county officers. (BDR 20-1229)